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London Dock-Labourers' Strike - Mass Meeting Will Be Held Tonight
[Leicester: 1889]. Announcement of a mass meeting of textile and shoe workers in Leicester, to express solidarity with striking dock-workers during the Great London Docker's Strike of 1889. The speakers, primarily representatives of the Hosiery and Shoe trade unions (Leicester was the seat of the British shoe trade in the...
[Item #17278]
Price: $150.00
 
London Dock-Labourers' Strike - Mass Meeting Will Be Held Tonight
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Strike Broadside: Meeting - Gran Hotel Ancira - Monterrey, Mexico (ca.1930's)
Monterrey: Strike Committee, ca.1930's. An original broadside calling for a labor strike at the Gran Hotel Ancira in Monterrey, Mexico. The Hotel Ancira, which opened in 1912, was owned by capitalist Jose Torrellardona. An elegant, neo-classical building, the hotel is one of the oldest in Monterrey, famously used as Pancho...
[Item #17263]
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Strike Broadside: Meeting - Gran Hotel Ancira - Monterrey, Mexico (ca.1930's)
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Henry Ford and the Negro People
[Detroit]: National Negro Congress and the Michigan Negro Congress, 1940. First Edition. Addresses black workers at Ford's River Rouge plant in Dearborn, Michigan, encouraging them to stand with white workers and aid the UAW's organizing efforts at the plant. Addresses Ford's racist and antisemitic history, particularly singling out a pro-KKK...
[Item #21085]
Price: $125.00
 
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Samuel Gompers - Champion of the Toiling Masses
Stanford: Stanford University Press, 1935. First Edition. Octavo (24cm). Cloth boards; dustjacket; 376pp; frontis. portr. Tight, clean, VG or better copy in original pictorial dustwrapper, lightly rubbed at margins but still clean and attractive; VG. Sympathetic biography of the long-time leader of the AFL.
[Item #16305]
Price: $40.00
 
Samuel Gompers - Champion of the Toiling Masses
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Madri d'Italia! per Augusto Masetti
Lynn, MA: Tipografia della Cronaca Sovversiva, 1913. First Edition. A plea for the release of Augusto Masetti, an Italian soldier in the Libyan campaign who assassinated his colonel during a long-winded rallying of the troops. Masetti is reputed to have shouted: "Down with the War! Long Live Anarchy!" while committing...
[Item #14108]
Price: $200.00
 
Madri d'Italia! per Augusto Masetti
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Report to the President on the Anthracite Coal Strike of May-October, 1902, by the Anthracite Coal Strike Commission
Washington, D.C. Government Printing Office, 1903. First Edition. Official report of Theodore Roosevelt's independent Commission, appointed "at the request of both the operators and of the miners" in October 1902 to investigate the causes of the Great Anthracite Strike of that year. The Commission's report marked an important mileston in...
[Item #17337]
Price: $40.00
 
Report to the President on the Anthracite Coal Strike of May-October, 1902, by the Anthracite Coal Strike Commission
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Labor Monopolies - Or Freedom
New York: Committee for Constitutional Government, 1946. First Edition. Anti-labor propaganda by a private industry group. Illustrated with a few halftones documenting atrocities committed by union picketers and organizers. 12mo. Pictorial wrappers; 166pp; illus. Mild external wear; paper slightly tanned; else a tight, unmarked, VG copy.
[Item #16328]
Price: $15.00
 
Labor Monopolies - Or Freedom
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The Labor Movement in the South During Slavery
New York: International Publishers, [1954]. First Edition. Staple-bound pamphlet. 24pp; lightly dusted; else a bright, crisp copy in very good condition.
[Item #15832]
Price: $25.00
 
The Labor Movement in the South During Slavery
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Parched Earth
New York: Macmillan Company, 1934. First Edition. Strike novel set among California cannery workers, featuring as its main character "a dedicated Commmunist who attempts to organize exploited workers thrown out of work by mechanization" (HANNA). An exceptionally nice copy. BLAKE p. 251. HANNA 114. RIDEOUT p. 296. Octavo. Cloth boards;...
[Item #17365]
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Parched Earth
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Pay and Place Under Socialism...
New York: The Socialist Party, ca. 1932. Upper cover: "All socially healthful incentives and industrial opportunities now existing to be retained, and many new and better ones established. False and ignorant 'dead-level' charge authoritatively refuted. Individual initiative encouraged and personal liberty safeguarded." Incidentally, this subtitle is longer than the pamphlet...
[Item #21022]
Price: $15.00
 
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We Make Our Own History: A Portrait of the UAW
Detroit: International Union, UAW, 1986. First Edition. Quarto (31cm). Pictorial card wrappers (softcover, as issued); 158pp. Fine. Photographic history of the United Auto Workers.
[Item #14646]
Price: $15.00
 
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Speeding up the Workers
New York: International Pamphlets, 1932. Second Edition. Staple-bound pamphlet; 31pp; lightly splitting along bottom of front hinge; age-toned; else in good or better condition.
[Item #15830]
Price: $20.00
 
Speeding up the Workers
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The Blast: Revolutionary Labor Paper - Vol.1, No.10 (April 1, 1916)
San Francisco: Alexander Berkman, 1916. Uncommonly nice copy of Berkman's important revolutionary journal, published from 1916 to 1917 (29 issues total). Though conceived as a pro-labor revolutionary organ without specific political affiliations, The Blast, as one would predict given Berkman's background and affiliations, tended strongly toward a militant anarchist point...
[Item #20567]
Price: $200.00
 
The Blast: Revolutionary Labor Paper - Vol.1, No.10 (April 1, 1916)
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The Blast: Revolutionary Labor Paper - Vol.1, No.12 (May 1, 1916)
San Francisco: Alexander Berkman, 1916. Uncommonly nice copy of Berkman's important revolutionary journal, published from 1916 to 1917 (29 issues total). Though conceived as a pro-labor revolutionary organ without specific political affiliations, The Blast, as one would predict given Berkman's background and affiliations, tended strongly toward a militant anarchist point...
[Item #20568]
Price: $200.00
 
The Blast: Revolutionary Labor Paper - Vol.1, No.12 (May 1, 1916)
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The Blast: Revolutionary Labor Paper - Vol.1, No.13 (May 15, 1916)
San Francisco: Alexander Berkman, 1916. Uncommonly nice copy of Berkman's important revolutionary journal, published from 1916 to 1917 (29 issues total). Though conceived as a pro-labor revolutionary organ without specific political affiliations, The Blast, as one would predict given Berkman's background and affiliations, tended strongly toward a militant anarchist point...
[Item #20569]
Price: $200.00
 
The Blast: Revolutionary Labor Paper - Vol.1, No.13 (May 15, 1916)
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Change In The Village
New York: George H. Doran Company, 1912. First American Edition. Classic work on the sociology of rural villages and the changes wrought by advancing technology. Sturt (1863-1927) was a wheelwright by trade, and wrote from a rather unusual perspective - a sensitive, self-educated tradesman, documenting and eulogizing the passing of...
[Item #20177]
Price: $75.00
 
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The Great Strike on the "Q", with A History of the Organization and Growth of the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers, Brotherhood of Locomotive Firemen, and Switchmen's Mutual Aid Association of North America
Chicago: Elliott & Beezley, 1889. First Edition. Labor's side of the momentous joint strike of firemen and engineers on the Chicago, Burlington, and Quincy Railroad. Eugene Debs, who was among the strike's supporters, would later cite its failure as an example of the ineffectiveness of craft unions, an argument which...
[Item #10401]
Price: $40.00
 
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The Great Strike on the "Q", with A History of the Organization and Growth of the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers, Brotherhood of Locomotive Firemen, and Switchmen's Mutual Aid Association of North America
Chicago: Elliott & Beezley, 1889. First Edition. Labor's side of the momentous joint strike of firemen and engineers on the Chicago, Burlington, and Quincy Railroad. As a result of scabbing, encouraged in part by the rival Conductors' Union, the strike ended in a resounding defeat for labor. Eugene Debs, who...
[Item #13550]
Price: $85.00
 
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Craft Unionism Versus Industrial Unionism
New York: New York Labor News Company, 1934. Reprint. Staple-bound pamphlet; printed wrappers; 32pp. Slight soil to covers, else Near Fine. 12mo.
[Item #7908]
Price: $12.00
 
Craft Unionism Versus Industrial Unionism
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Child Labor As a Relic of the Dark Ages
New York: G. P. Putnam's Sons, 1937. First Edition. A critical examination of child labor practices in America. Well-illustrated with photographic plates depicting young children in harsh working environments as well as portraits of politicians and activists associated with child labor laws. Uncommon in jacket. Octavo (21cm). Orange cloth, 336pp...
[Item #15340]
Price: $85.00
 
Child Labor As a Relic of the Dark Ages
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Labor Agreements in Coal Mines: A Case Study of the Administration of Agreements Between Miners' and Operators' Organizations in the Bituminous Mines of Illinois
New York: Russell Sage Foundation, 1931. First Edition. An important study of labor relations in the bituminous coal industry, published as part of the Russell Sage "Industrial Relations" series. The present copy was bound for Harry Fishwick, a miner and union activist who at the time of publication was President...
[Item #15332]
Price: $85.00
 
Labor Agreements in Coal Mines: A Case Study of the Administration of Agreements Between Miners' and Operators' Organizations in the Bituminous Mines of Illinois
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A Short History of the British Working Class Movement (3 Vols in 2)
New York: Macmillan, 1927. Three octavo volumes. Original cloth. Early printing of Volumes I-II, together in one volume (as issued); first printing of v.III (published separately). Dusting to page edges, mild foxing to endpapers, occasional brief pencil marginalia to first volume. A solid, Very Good set overall; a widely acknowledged...
[Item #3903]
Price: $50.00
 
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The World of Labour. Edited with an inroduction andnotes by John Lovell
New York: Barnes & Noble Books, 1973. Reprint. Octavo. Red cloth boards, gilt titles; 443pp; introduction & notes. Previous owner's bookplate inside front cover; date stamp on rear endpaper, else a fine, unmarked copy.
[Item #16489]
Price: $14.00
 
The World of Labour. Edited with an inroduction andnotes by John Lovell
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'Equal Justice': Year Book of the Fight For Democratic Rights 1936-1937 [Elizabeth Gurley Flynn's Copy, Signed]
New York: International Labor Defense, 1937. First Edition. An ILD annual report on various defense cases (Angelo Herndon, Tom Mooney, Warren K. Billings, et al), issues affecting trade unions, a list of long-term political prisoners, organizations involved in defense work, and statistical information on political oppression in the U.S. The...
[Item #19929]
Price: $150.00
 
'Equal Justice': Year Book of the Fight For Democratic Rights 1936-1937 [Elizabeth Gurley Flynn's Copy, Signed]
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Sagas Of Struggle: A Labor Anthology. Drawings by Raymond Zalstein
New York: Claridge Publishing Corp. 1951. First Edition. Anthology of labor writings by Meyer Levin, Edward McSorley, Oscar Ameringer, John Beecher and others. Full-page illustrations by Raymond Zalstein. Octavo (20cm). Pictorial wrappers; 128pp; illus. Wrappers lightly rubbed and foxed; text clean and unmarked; Very Good. Issued simultaneously in cloth.
[Item #14985]
Price: $12.00
 


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